Events at a Glance

Stories of Wisdom and Humor with Philip Gulley

November 2 and 3, 2019

Otterbein United Methodist Church

You are invited to hear Philip Gulley speak on Sat. Nov, 2, 2019 at 7 p.m., and again on Sunday morning, Nov. 3, at 9:30 a.m.  We invite you to join us for part or all of this event. Sunday’s worship service will be followed by a time of storytelling and book-signing, and those who register by Oct. 25 may enjoy a catered lunch. Lunch reservations can be made online by clicking on the GIVING tab above (suggested donation $15) or calling the church office at 717-394-3755.  A selection of his books will be available for purchase.

Philip Gulley, a Quaker pastor, speaker, and author to share stories, “folk theology” and his special brand of humor. “No one raises provocative questions about Christianity more kindly than Philip Gulley.” —Diana Butler Bass

Gulley’s 22nd book, entitled Unlearning God: How Unbelieving Helped Me Believe explores the process of spiritual growth, especially the re-interpretation of the earliest principles we learned about God. An eclectic writer, he has published the acclaimed Harmony series as well as his memoir, I Love You, Miss Huddleston: And Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood.       

“The tales Philip Gulley unveils are tender and humorous…filled with sudden, unexpected, lump-in-the-throat poignancy.” -Paul Harvey

Worship Times

Worship Service and Children’s Church

Sunday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Fellowship Time

Sunday 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Adult Sunday School

Sunday 10:45 – 12:00 noon


  Joyfully Ring Bell Choir

The Bell Choir plays at least once a month from September through June.

Thursday 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir sings during the church calendar year from mid-September through early June.

Thursday 7:45 – 9:00 p.m.


Community Meal

Otterbein provides a free, tasty, and well-balanced meal for the community. We usually serve from 30 to 70 people in our Fellowship Hall.

Guests should enter from the door adjacent to the parking lot in the rear of the building. Take the stairs on the right down to Fellowship Hall.

No reservation is required. Just come and enjoy dinner with friends. Bring a friend or meet a new friend here!

First Friday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Attic Treasures

Attic Treasures is a mission sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Otterbein UMC.

Members and friends donate household items, jewelry, linens, and many other items.  We have a sale each month with prices affordable to all who are looking for a bargain.

All proceeds go to our Pledge to Mission and to local missions within our community. It is a win-win for the neighborhood and the mission budget!

Second Saturday of the Month from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

United Methodist Women

The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as a whole person through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

UMW meets the second Monday of each month for prayer, education, fellowship, and service. Meeting topics include local ministries and activities that encourage us to grow in our faith.

For more information contact Ruth Havercamp, havie@verizon.net, president of the local unit.

To learn about UMW worldwide, visit www.unitedmethodistwomen.org.

Other Happenings

Girl Scouts

4th – 12th Grade Girls

October through May
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fellowship Hall

For more information contact
Girl Scouts Heart of Pennsylvania
or Coretta Wiker

Professional Clothing Bank

LUMINA and Otterbein United Methodist Church partner together to maintain a Professional Clothing Bank, located on the second floor rear of the Otterbein United Methodist Church. It is open at the following times:

  • Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Second Saturday of each Month: 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

For additional information visit www.luminaoutreach.org/professional-clothing-bank/

Alcoholics Anonymous

8:00 p.m.

Fellowship Hall

For more information contact